Joint Replacement Doctor in Pune

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  • What is Total & Partial Joint Replacement ?

Joint Replacement Doctor in Pune
Joint Replacement Doctor in Pune
Joint Replacement Doctor in Pune

Total & Partial Joint Replacement

Total Joint Replacement

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace the damaged joint with the artificial implants. Total joint replacement is usually performed when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or vascular necrosis.

In a normal joint, the joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows for smooth movement within the joint, whereas in arthritic joint the cartilage is gradually worn out causing the articular ends of the bones to rub against one another leading to pain and restricted range of motion.

Total joint replacement may be considered in patients with severe pain which is not relieved through medications, injections, physical therapy, or other treatments. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore the normal functioning of the joint. Total joint replacement can be performed through an open or minimally invasive approach.

In the open approach, an incision is made over the affected joint to expose the joint. The arthritic part of the joint is removed and prepared to receive the artificial components. The artificial components are fixed in place. The muscles and tendons are then repaired and the skin is closed.

A minimally invasive approach has been developed in recent years where surgery is performed through one or two smaller incisions rather than the single long incision as in the traditional approach. Advantages of the newer approach are lesser muscle dissection, minimal pain, quicker recovery, and faster rehabilitation.

  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Conformis Knee Arthroplasty
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Partial joint replacement is a minimally invasive procedure during which only the diseased or damaged joint surfaces are removed and replaced with artificial surfaces, while leaving the healthy parts of the joint intact. Partial joint replacement remains as a sole treatment option when all possible conservative means of treatment such as rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy have been ineffective in resolving your symptoms.

While the procedure may relieve your pain and other symptoms, there may also be associated risks and complications as with any major surgery. Potential risks and complications that may occur following partial joint replacement include infection, wearing of implants, dislocation, fractures in the bone, stiffness, damage to the blood vessels and nerves.

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